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The intersection of fermented and demented. Grape Encounters is wine radio for the 99% of unpretentious wine drinkers. We take you were no wine show has gone before... into the homes and hideaways of the world's most renowned winemakers. Grape Encounters presents wine from a perspective that is totally unique and refreshing. No complicated tasting notes. Just the things you REALLY need to know to enjoy the wine lifestyle to it's fullest. Host David Wilson will take you to every nook and cranny of the globe to show you what's behind the curtain that no other wine program dare pull aside. Join us for some great wines and belly laughs. Are you ready for your first Grape Encounters?

The intersection of fermented and demented. Grape Encounters is wine radio for the 99% of unpretentious wine drinkers. We take you were no wine show has gone before... into the homes and hideaways of the world's most renowned winemakers. Grape Encounters presents wine from a perspective that is totally unique and refreshing. No complicated tasting notes. Just the things you REALLY need to know to enjoy the wine lifestyle to it's fullest. Host David Wilson will take you to every nook and cranny of the globe to show you what's behind the curtain that no other wine program dare pull aside. Join us for some great wines and belly laughs. Are you ready for your first Grape Encounters?
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Location:

Atascadero, CA

Networks:

Radio America

Description:

The intersection of fermented and demented. Grape Encounters is wine radio for the 99% of unpretentious wine drinkers. We take you were no wine show has gone before... into the homes and hideaways of the world's most renowned winemakers. Grape Encounters presents wine from a perspective that is totally unique and refreshing. No complicated tasting notes. Just the things you REALLY need to know to enjoy the wine lifestyle to it's fullest. Host David Wilson will take you to every nook and cranny of the globe to show you what's behind the curtain that no other wine program dare pull aside. Join us for some great wines and belly laughs. Are you ready for your first Grape Encounters?

Language:

English

Contact:

213-716-1964


Episodes

Episode #457 – Wente Vineyards

4/21/2018
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David visits the Wente Vineyard in Livermore, CA, the country’s oldest, continuously operated family-owned winery, founded in 1883. They are celebrating their 135th anniversary, and David talks with the “first family of Chardonnay,” Phil, Niki and Karl Wente about their family history, and the celebrated “Wente clone” that is prevalent in CA Chardonnay. Also, next […] The post Episode #457 – Wente Vineyards appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration:00:44:50

Episode #456 – Winemaker Adam LaZarre and Chef William Carter

4/14/2018
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Uncommon wine knowledge… There are no stupid questions when it comes to wine. The thing is, the questions most people are asking may not give you the knowledge you really need when it comes to wine. That’s why we invited world-renowned winemaker Adam LaZarre into the studio to tackle a few questions that we think […] The post Episode #456 – Winemaker Adam LaZarre and Chef William Carter appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration:00:44:50

Episode #455 – Hunt Cellars Winery and Santa Barbara Vinters Festival

4/7/2018
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David talks with David Hunt of Hunt Cellars, a winemaker, author, musician, lyracist and inventor. David lost his sight in his forties, and it hasn’t stopped him from making the most of each and every day. David (Hunt) believes that his “inner vision that can see a God-made world, not a man-made world.” David shares […] The post Episode #455 – Hunt Cellars Winery and Santa Barbara Vinters Festival appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration:00:44:50

Episode #454 – Wine Branding and the Wine Judging Experience

3/31/2018
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David talks aspects of the importance of wine branding and marketing, and the experience of wine judging at competitions. Download this episode The post Episode #454 – Wine Branding and the Wine Judging Experience appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration:00:44:50

Episode #453 – Chateau la France and Chateau Leroy Beauval

3/24/2018
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Continuing the exploration of Bordeaux, David visits with Bruno Mottet, Executive Director of Chateau la France, a beautiful chateau with vineyards, a bed & breakfast and a 20-meter stainless steel rooster who watches over the grapes. An estate of great name since the XVIIth century, Château La France is one of the largest estates in […] The post Episode #453 – Chateau la France and Chateau Leroy Beauval appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration:00:44:50

Episode #452 – Classiest US Party Cities and Sustainable Winegrowing

3/17/2018
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David talks with Lucas Puente, Chief Economist at Thumbtack, a service that matches up consumers and service providers, from bartenders & event help to house painting and personal training. Thumbtack looked at which cities know how to throw the classiest parties by examining which cities are most likely to have a professional bartender at their […] The post Episode #452 – Classiest US Party Cities and Sustainable Winegrowing appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration:00:44:50

Episode #451 – Chris Sawyer and the World of Pinot Noir

3/10/2018
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David talks with one of our most favorite somms, Christopher Sawyer, “the Sommelier to the Stars,” all about The World of Pinot Noir event, and why it’s ok for you to like, or not-like, different varietals… including Pinot! Follow Chris’s events and blog at: http://sawyersomm.com/ Download this episode The post Episode #451 – Chris Sawyer and the World of Pinot Noir appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration:00:44:50

Episode #450 – You too, Can Be a Winemaker, and more on Vinome

3/3/2018
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In a new edition of David’s “You Too, Can Be A Winemaker,” David talks with Erin Faulkner of Defiance Vineyard in the Paso Robles wine region, about her family’s journey into winemaking, and their methods of learning the grape-growing and winemaking industries. Their Cabernet Sauvignon really “wow’ed” David, and they have a fascinating story, still […] The post Episode #450 – You too, Can Be a Winemaker, and more on Vinome appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration:00:44:50

Episode #440 – The Sensation of Innovation: The V-Spin Aerating Decanter and a Sampler of an Entire Wine Region

2/19/2018
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On this week’s Grape Encounters, meet Charn Rai, the inventor of a devise that host David Wilson says is a “landmark innovation.” (Interview starts at 18:30 in the podcast.) This brand-new wine aeration product is a game-changer… just as the Coravin was a few years back. After putting it through its paces, David says, “It’s […] The post Episode #440 – The Sensation of Innovation: The V-Spin Aerating Decanter and a Sampler of an Entire Wine Region appeared first on Welcome to Grape...

Duration:00:38:50

Episode #444 – Wine Enthusiast Editors Share Their Top Wine Travel Destinations

1/30/2018
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It’s one of the issues of Wine Enthusiast Magazine that Grape Encounters host David Wilson waits for each year with greatest anticipation. Hey, there are a lot of ways to enjoy wine, but the best way is to enjoy it in a region that is truly winecentric. Each year, Wine Enthusiast chooses ten destinations that […] The post Episode #444 – Wine Enthusiast Editors Share Their Top Wine Travel Destinations appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration:00:38:52

Episode #445 – How to have a great time with your wine!

1/28/2018
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Host David Wilson welcomes guest Chris Kern of Forgotten Grapes; a wine entrepreneur talks about artisan wine making compared to wine as a product. Second guest, Amy Riley, an expert on aphrodisiacs, introduces her latest cookbook, Eat Cake Naked. The post Episode #445 – How to have a great time with your wine! appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration:00:38:49

Episode #443 – The World Wine Guys

1/13/2018
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David talks with MIKE DeSIMONE and JEFF JENSSEN, also known as the World Wine Guys, who are wine, spirits, food, and travel writers, educators, and hosts. They are award-winning journalists as well as best-selling and award-winning authors. They have been featured guests on the TODAY Show, The Martha Stewart Show, Better TV, and the CBS, […] The post Episode #443 – The World Wine Guys appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration:00:38:50

Episode #439 – The Winemakers of Paso Robles and Atlas Wine

12/16/2017
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David talks with photographer Julia Perez who, along with legendary California wine writer Paul Hodgins, created “The Winemakers of Paso Robles”, a large format, full-color book, lovingly crafted and designed to take you beyond the cellar door, deep into the art and science of making the finest wines in the world, and celebrating the men […] The post Episode #439 – The Winemakers of Paso Robles and Atlas Wine appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration:00:38:49

Episode #438 – Cycles Gladiator in a Can

12/9/2017
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It wasn’t that long ago that Grape Encounters host David Wilson would cringe at the idea of putting fine wine in a can, in fact, there are many past episodes of Grape Encounters where David literally rants about the thought of doing such a vile thing. Well, sometimes it takes a respected colleague to get […] The post Episode #438 – Cycles Gladiator in a Can appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration:00:38:50

Episode #430 – Recovering from the Fires

10/21/2017
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From one of the first wineries to be declared lost to the fire, David talks with Katrina Frey of Frey Vineyards in Redwood Valley about the effects, losses and plans for recovery from the devastating wildfires. Frey Vineyards is America’s first organic and biodynamic winery producing award-winning vegan, gluten-free wines with no added sulfites since […] The post Episode #430 – Recovering from the Fires appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration:00:38:50

Episode #429 – Wild Fires In Wine Country

10/21/2017
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David talks with Chris Sawyer [Sommelier to the Stars) and Jeff Davis of KSRO about the effects of the wildfires in Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and other northern counties. Download this episode The post Episode #429 – Wild Fires In Wine Country appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration:00:38:50

Episode #414 – Mark Carter of Carter Cellars where the 100 Point Scores Keep Rolling In!

7/1/2017
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David talks with Mark Carter of Carter Cellars and Envy Wines, who has earned a perfect 100 point score five times from legendary wine critic Robert Parker. The post Episode #414 – Mark Carter of Carter Cellars where the 100 Point Scores Keep Rolling In! appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration:00:38:50

Episode #412 – You’ll Go Insane for Gran Moraine!

6/17/2017
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Meet Willamette Valley Winemaking Legend Eugenia Keegan of Gran Moraine The Oregon wine odyssey continues from the Willamette Valley. In this episode, David visits Gran Moraine which is one of several brands owned and operated by Kendall-Jackson. Today’s special guest is winemaker and General Manager Eugenia Keegan who is truly a legend in the region. […] The post Episode #412 – You’ll Go Insane for Gran Moraine! appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration:00:38:49

Episode #411 – How Oregon Wines Got Their French Accent!

6/10/2017
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One-on-one with Laurent Montalieu, Founder of Hyland Estates in the Willamette Valley This edition of Grape Encounters is the first in a long-anticipated month-long series recorded in the famed Willamette Valley wine of Northwest Oregon. It’s a place where you’ll find true winemaking pioneers who have no inclination to copy what their counterparts in other […] The post Episode #411 – How Oregon Wines Got Their French Accent! appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration:00:38:50

Episode #410 – Why be a Francophile, when you can do it Napa Style?

6/3/2017
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Meet Blakesley Chappellet, Author of Napa Valley Entertaining If you think Napa Valley Wines are amazing, you should see how the vintners of America’s premiere wine region party! The term “Napa Style” can often be heard in conjunction with entertaining, decorating and even dressing in a way that reflects the nature of the legendary valley. […] The post Episode #410 – Why be a Francophile, when you can do it Napa Style? appeared first on Welcome to Grape Encounters Radio.

Duration:00:47:40

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